To ask Her Majesty's Government which 10 UK hospitals have the highest financial deficit, including debts carried over from previous years.
7 June 2021
During the last year, the government agreed a number of measures to improve the finances in the NHS provider sector in England. These included writing off £13.4 billion of NHS debt, as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers; temporary arrangements that saw trusts receive block payments to fund their spending through the pandemic, supported by c£18bn of additional funding to support the NHS response to COVID. As a result, the amount and levels of deficits across in the NHS provider sector fell significantly.
Work is ongoing to support the minority of trusts who ended 2020/21 in a deficit position and to develop solutions to secure future financial sustainability.
Final deficit figures for 2020-21 will be published as part of the NHS’s final accounts in due course.